they are held at night to minimize casualties and back in march, when they began, the protesters called for reform. today as the name of each atrocity and massacre carried out by the regime is carried out, the crowd called for the death of the president by hanging. these protests are taking place every night. it is impressive because they have been going on for seven months now and so little has been achieved. but this, i am reminded, is not the point. >> i haven't seen anything like this in my life. the old, young, women, everyone calling for freedom in syria. this rev luggedse will win. >> the army encircled it every day. people tell you they have rats, but no food.